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A massive space rock impact may have kickstarted Earth's magnetic field

A massive space rock impact may have kickstarted Earth’s magnetic field

Our planet’s magnetic field is a prodigy and not a late bloomer, a new study suggests. The protective magnetic field surrounding Earth is so strong that it must have formed early in our history, but there’s a complication to timing that: Earth likely got whacked by a Mars-size protoplanet 4.5 billion years ago. That crash …

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Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 - Firm French Flier - Pinkbike

Field Test: Lapierre XRM 8.9 – Firm French Flier – Pinkbike

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST Lapierre XRM 8.9 Words by Matt Beer; photography by Tom Richards Although you might be tired of hearing the term, Lapierre’s marketing team decided to run with the downcountry designation when describing the intent of their XRM series of short-travel bikes. Although there are two frames in Lapierre’s cross-country stable that share …

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Why "generative AI" is suddenly on everyone's lips: it's an "open field"

Why “generative AI” is suddenly on everyone’s lips: it’s an “open field”

If you’ve been closely following the progress of Open AI, the company run by Sam Altman whose neural nets can now write original text and create original pictures with astonishing ease and speed, you might just skip this piece. If, on the other hand, you’ve only been vaguely paying attention to the company’s progress and …

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You Know Where the Cubs Need Major Improvement in 2023?  Center Field

You Know Where the Cubs Need Major Improvement in 2023? Center Field

For good and understandable reasons, the top of the Chicago Cubs rotation and the middle infield get the bulk of attention right now when we talk about the offseason needs and rumors. Those are areas where the Cubs can make the most outsized impact via external additions, so our interest in them will necessarily be …

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NASA’s Titan Dragonfly will touch down on a field of dunes and shattered ice

NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s largest moon will touch down on a terrain of dunes and shattered, icy bedrock, according to a new analysis of radar imagery from the Cassini spacecraft. Launching in 2027, Dragonfly is a rotorcraft that will arrive in 2034 and explore Titan from the air. Its range will be far greater …

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California Quakes Mysteriously Preceded by Shifts in Earth's Magnetic Field

California Quakes Mysteriously Preceded by Shifts in Earth’s Magnetic Field

When the next big earthquake strikes somewhere around the world, it will arrive without warning, destroying infrastructure and putting lives at risk. Yet for days leading up to the event, titanic geological forces will already be at work, warping the crust in subtle ways that could, in theory, predict the coming catastrophe. One possible sign …

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Repeating fast radio burst with weird magnetic field challenges magnetar explanation

A repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with a changeable, polarized magnetic field has deepened the mystery of what produces these enigmatic millisecond-long bursts of radio waves from deep space. Since their discovery in 2007, FRBs have been one of the most enduring mysteries astrophysics. They are extremely powerful, emitting as much energy in a fraction …

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Meet Dylan Field, the 30-year-old college dropout who built Figma, one of Silicon Valley's most beloved companies, and then will become a billionaire when it sells for $20 billion to Adobe

Meet Dylan Field, the 30-year-old college dropout who built Figma, one of Silicon Valley’s most beloved companies, and then will become a billionaire when it sells for $20 billion to Adobe

Adobe’s $20 billion bid to buy Figma makes CEO Dylan Field’s stake worth $2 billion. Field plans to lead Figma through this transition by focusing on its users and trusting its team. Colleagues and peers say that has been his leadership style since the beginning. When design-software startup Figma had just started out, cofounder and …

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Packers vs.  Bears score, takeaways: Aaron Jones runs wild as Green Bay rolls past Bears at Lambeau Field

Packers vs. Bears score, takeaways: Aaron Jones runs wild as Green Bay rolls past Bears at Lambeau Field

It wasn’t a perfect game for the Packers, but Sunday night’s prime-time matchup with the Bears was a marked improvement from Week 1 for Green Bay. Not only was Aaron Rodgers more productive spreading the ball to his makeshift receiving corps, but Matt LaFleur successfully unlocked his dynamic backfield duo, with Aaron Jones in particular …

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Broncos' Nathaniel Hackett says he was fine with his call to try a 64-yard field goal

Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett says he was fine with his call to try a 64-yard field goal

Nathaniel Hackett was in his first game as an NFL head coach. It’s a big moment. On Monday night, he made some decisions that just about everyone is questioning. Hackett made two questionable calls in the final minute that cost the Denver Broncos a chance to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Nobody seemed to agree with …

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